Author Archives: Rakhee Menon

Shuddh Desi Romance

Valentine’s Day: There’s no easy way to describe the true spirit of this occasion. Simply put, It’s a day when all dads around the world have sleepless nights because their little princesses are going to be relentlessly pursued by those who are never good enough for them, a time when all the roadside Romeos spring into action, a period when the flower business picks up like never before and a festival when hate is the last thing on anyone’s mind.


Disclaimer: Try this and you will lose your Valentine.

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Shit Happens!

It happens quite frequently actually, on the roads, the railway tracks, the skywalk and even outside your favourite mall! Don’t believe me? I dare you to walk a hundred metres from where you are right now and tell me that you haven’t stumbled upon a pile of it just loaded up waiting for you to step on it.

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Death: It’s inevitable, it’s hurtful and sometimes it’s desired. The notion of death that we all nurture is one in which our breathing chokes and our heart stops beating. However, with the progress of science in today’s day and age, the very concept of death has been redefined. Doctors no longer associate death with the cessation of breath and failure of the heart. Death is now anything that prevents you from feeling alive. More particularly, it is associated with the destruction of the brain stem.

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This article is dedicated to all my readers out there who, like me, nurture the belief that the law relating to the increased drinking age is absolutely ridiculous. I am aware that this is something that has been in effect for a very long time now but I couldn’t resist writing about it on account of the sheer senselessness of the matter. Not to mention the fact that youngsters my age keep cribbing about getting shown the door to every pub they visit.

It so happens, that the drinking age varies from state to state. This is because ‘Alcohol’ is a subject that falls under the State List under the 7th schedule of the Constitution. Hence, the laws relating to the same are formulated by each state government individually. On account of this, a citizen of India can drink at the age of 18 in Goa, 21 in Andhra and 25 in Maharashtra! In some states like Gujarat, for instance, the government has implemented a policy of prohibition. No wonder a trip to Goa is always in the offing!

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Over the last few days there has been a lot of jibber jabber over the Salman Khan case. There have been constant eruptions of outrage and cries of joy filling up my Facebook feed. Being a law student, however, I thought it best to not remain silent (as is customary with us) and pen down my thoughts as well. I will, nonetheless not bore the reader by reiterating the (much disputed) facts of the case but get right to the meat of the matter.


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